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High Qualification Commission of Judges Neglects ⅔ of Negative Opinions of Public Integrity Council

The High Qualification Commission of Judges continues holding interviews with candidates for the new Supreme Court until May 26, 2017.

As of May 11th, panels of the HQCJ interviewed 55 candidates with negative opinions from the Public Integrity Council, of which 42 negative opinions were neglected.

Decision on recommendation of these candidates for appointment as judges will be adopted by HQCJ: 11 of 16 votes of members of the Commission are required to adopt positive decision.

Decision of HQCJ on final list of candidates to the Supreme Court shall be taken behind closed doors by secret voting. This gives HQCJ members an opportunity to approve notorious candidates and hide behind collective irresponsibility. The Commission also failed to provide for publication of personalized results of voting for adoption/disregarding of conclusion of the Public Integrity Council. Without this the public have limited information to access whether decisions were fair.

Amendments to the Rules of procedure of the Commission need to be adopted to provide for publication of both individual scores that each member gave to each candidate and personalized results of votes on consideration of opinions of Public Integrity Council.

Please see the statement of the Reanimation Package of Reforms for more details.